Still, Evans insisted he was fine going into the Ravens’ regular season opener against Pittsburgh. He practiced in full last week, and did indeed participate on Sunday.
Today, however, the speedy wide receiver was back in the protective boot, and was not taking part in the team’s afternoon practice.
While Evans played the full game against Pittsburgh on Sunday, he didn’t look to have a great burst off the line of scrimmage, and was held without a catch despite being targeted four times by quarterback Joe Flacco.
After the game, Evans said his foot/ankle felt good, but added, “It’s the same. It is what it is.”
It remains to be seen if Evans’ injury is something that could linger, or if the Ravens are just being cautious with things at this early stage in the season.
But if the injury continues to be an issue, it could limit Evans’ ability to get downfield and stretch opposing teams’ defenses. After all, it is his speed which makes him effective, and a foot/ankle injury could surely play a factor there.
Also missing from today’s practice were cornerbacks Jimmy Smith (high left ankle sprain) and Chris Carr (hamstring).